Fr. Thomas Kocherry, one of India's most active defenders of the rights of artisanal fisherfolk and the conservation of the coasts and seas, passed away on 3rd May. Tom was a long-time leader in the National Fishworkers' Forum, and active in many other peoples' movements on environment and social justice at national and international levels. Kalpavriksh expresses its deep shock, and condolences to Tom's family and friends.


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